Norovirus Outbreaks on the Increase in North Carolina

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Outbreaks of norovirus are on the rise in North Carolina and this Food Safety Infosheet offers steps to take to avoid spreading the virus.


  • Norovirus outbreaks are on the increase North Carolina.
  • Infected people can shed large amounts of norovirus in their vomit and diarrhea.
  • Norovirus can persist on common kitchen surfaces for up to 6 weeks.
  • Most hand sanitizers are not effective at reducing norovirus from hands.

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